From getting the offer on our house (the day after Jay’s last last large group at UNCW), enabling us to buy in Boise and get settled into a home and neighborhood right away, to the outpouring of love, help, and support from our friends and students in Wilmington during our transition, we have certainly seen God’s provision and the goodness of his timing and plans in the last few months.
You know how sometimes a sermon just sticks with you for a long time? At RUF training a few years ago John Stone (then the RUF assistant coordinator, now a senior pastor in AZ) preached about what it looks like to follow Jesus in these ways:
During the months when we were contemplating this move to Boise, and my natural resistance to change was in full force, my first prayer was that God would make me willing to go if this was his calling…and my second prayer was that he would make me excited. And even while I have felt the sting of leaving home and dear friends, the messiness of sorting through accumulated stuff and packing it into boxes and pods, and the kind of death that is dying to self, and the comfort and control that I’d like to be entitled to, and my plans and ideas for the future…he has been faithful to work willingness and excitement in me for this calling for our family, and to remind me (over and over and over) that his steadfast love never ceases, that he himself is what I need, that his promises are YES in Christ.
As we step into a new life this weekend, we are thankful…humbled…and honestly, kinda tired. But we are willing. And we are excited.
Thanks for partnering with us in this adventure! We are less without you.
Bet, Jay, Laine, Remy, and Breck